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Joined on: Friday, 28th December 2001, 12:54, Last used: Wednesday, 21st August 2013, 09:17

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About this user: still have the old wharfy 750 now relegated to the bedroom... now all panasonic hometheatre/ multiregion dvd player...

likes `Baby Spice`
dislikes, anything to do with Brad Pitt/Friends/ or Robbie Williams. (oh, and Arsenal).

This user has posted a total of 7496 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 0.97 messages a day, or 6.77 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 3 messages, which is on average 0.1 messages a day.

Recent Messages Posted:

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

I've read on line that there is a series two and three being commissioned.

I have no idea about the game, as never seen it, but apparently the next two series are based on the 2nd game.

There was some doubt about Ellie being recast, because they thought she would be to young, that seems to have changed now, she is 19 playing a 14 year old, and in the next instalment its apparently set 5 years into the future, so should work out.

I agree you cant please everyone, i love The Walking Dead, but it got boring after series 7, Fear the Walking Dead enjoyed it all, and and Z Nation i thought was brilliant as there was so much humour in it as well.

Fingers crossed they stick with the recipe for this series

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

Sadly only one more episode to go before the end of this season... 

This is probably one of the best series I have seen in many years, have thoroughly enjoyed every episode, whilst this last one was a little predictable in the cannibalism, and the violence hugely graphic, it was amazing!

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

Was a great episode.

What I am particularly enjoying is the different strands/stories, rather than just focussing on hoards of marauding flesh eating zombies/walkers

RE: I thought car insurance was supposed to be cheaper this year?

Had similar experience with Admiral... got a quote from Sheila's Wheels, and also Esure, both significantly cheaper, and part of the same company!

RE: Pet Insurance

Is that a monthly fee... we decided to stop on our two moggies, as it was approaching £250 each a year!

The Pet insurance was more expensive than my household, and my car insurance... I couldn't see how they could justify £25 a month, i know it included an annual check up and cat flu jab, but that was about it!

This item was edited on Thursday, 9th February 2023, 18:20

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

watched last night, absolutely fantastic episode, some wont like it because of its over political correctness, but a great storyline, some great humour within it, and another brilliant ending, which left me wanting more!

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

Have to say 'wow' first two episodes... cant wait for the next!

Don't know anything about the game, but standalone this is great

RE: 2024 Olympics Paris

Personally, I think all these so called new sports make it a bit of a farce... its almost like you can justify anything being a sport?

RE: [VIDEO] The Rig (Amazon)

The effects are indeed pretty wonky in places and it's painfully obvious that every exterior scene is shot on a soundstage. The show really would have benefitted from a few days of location filming on a real oil rig. Sadly, it wouldn't have helped the script.

Not a chance of filming on a real rig, the amount of safety training that anyone who goes onto one has to do in advance, helicopter ditching scenarios etc (great fun if you get a chance), and would cost far too much!

RE: Spaceport Cornwall

Actually its St.Mawgan, part of Newquay Airport.

For anyone going to see it, there is no parking, but park and ride... oh and all you will see is the Virgin 747 take off, the rocket will be launched at +30,000 feet over the Irish Sea, so you will see a plane taking off!

RE: [VIDEO] Christmas TV - anything you`re looking forward to?

literally the only new thing I watched over Christmas and New Year, was Julia Donaldson's, The Smed's and the Smoo's, and The King's Speech (not the film) the traditional 3pm Christmas Day viewing.

RE: Happy New Year!

2022, was a definite years of ups, and downs... lost some good friends, and nearly lost my mum, 7 weeks in hospital, puts life into perspective of what is important, driven more miles in last 3 months than in the last 3 years!

Here's to a better 2023, for every one!

This item was edited on Sunday, 1st January 2023, 13:42

RE: [VIDEO] Merry Christmas all

Well that's me finished work until Boxing Day... so merry Christmas to all in the DVD Reviewer family

RE: Scotrail scrapping peak fares for 6 months

Only any good if trains are running?

RE: Christmas Shopping

The older I have got, the less tolerant of people I have become... my motto now is 'unless I can buy it online, it isn't worth buying'.

I worked in retail management for 12 years, and cannot believe the attitude, and the way staff are allowed to dress in stores today... my biggest pet peeve is when you ask a question and they just point as say it's in aisle... such and such or spend all their time on the checkouts chatting to their friends, or other staff.

Many times, I have now just dumped goods at the till point, or left a basket, trolley with items in them, just because of poor customer service... no, actually 'a lack of any customer service'.

I guess I am just a grumpy old man!

This item was edited on Thursday, 17th November 2022, 16:54

RE: Leslie Phillips dead at 98 :(

very sad news, always struck me a real gentleman


RE: Don`t forget the clocks go back Saturday night!!!!

admars says...
"what about the boiler? "

that's not going on until December 24th!

RE: [VIDEO] Andor

Best episode yet... Moxxy from Auf Weidersehn Pet... bit of an homage to Blakes 7, with the electric pain prods, that The System used to control its human slaves

RE: [VIDEO] here comes the new boss, same as the old boss

It was clear she just didn't know the answer... I can't understand why she tried to bluster her way through, should just have said good, question, I don't know the answer, but i will find out for you!

Public would just go, great some honesty!

This item was edited on Saturday, 29th October 2022, 19:54

RE: Twitter being Musked

I have no idea, as I don't have an account, but I believe the collective noun for those that 'Tweet' on 'Twitter' is 'Twats'?

I have a FacePuke account but only really for keeping in contact with close friends/family... 

I don't have any other anti-social media, and have no interest in joining any, as all i see is people being trolled, and many people voicing unpalatable extreme views looking to provoke a reaction.

This is the best forum by far and away on the 'interweb' and long may it continue!

RE: Is there an Artist in You

I have actually googled (other search engines are available) and it was actually Bob Ross... can't believe he was so young when he died

RE: [VIDEO] RIP Miss Price

So strange watching a news article on her, couldn't believe how much she appeared in, such a talented actress, and producer, RIP

RE: Is there an Artist in You

Use to love watching that bloke on tv with the big frizzy hair and beard from America/Canada as a kid

Cannot remember his name though!

Also you cannot beat a bit of Tony Hart... he was fantastic in all mediums.

This item was edited on Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 18:04

RE: Nicola Sturgeon:I detest tories

mbilko says...
"I would bet the mortgage she is the most popular and more to the point trusted leader of any party in the UK, hands down"

say's a lot about the rest of them then!

Jitendar Canth says...
"She should just give up on the independence lark, field candidates across the UK and become Prime Minister herself,"

I agree...

RE: Nicola Sturgeon:I detest tories

More to the point we detest the sour faced wee Jimmy Crankie lookie likee... If she thinks the Scots want independance, she was clearly looking the other way, when the nation was out mourning our late Queen.

RE: Get Reliable Law Assignment writer UK

If it smells and tastes like cured pork meat in a tin, I guess its SPAM?

RE: The energy crisis

Other than heating on only, when necessary, no changes here in respect of energy usage!

Solar panels & battery backup have in hindsight been a massive bonus, in that my electricity bills have fallen by 75% over last 18 months or so.  Interestingly with so many people looking to now install, there are long lead times of up to 6 months for installations, and the costs of a system like ours has risen by over £4000.

Now with the hike in prices the saving potentially increases, so long as we have some decent sun/daylight in the winter months.

Last two years have used the car 50% less, as managed to work a lot from home, and really got into my cycling, now back full time in from the base office, fuel prices that's a massive shock to the wallet! I now use the gym at work and shower there, and obviously I won't be needing the electricity/gas heating at home during the day.

What will really suffer is the small local businesses, I use to by fresh bread and meat from the local farm shop every weekend, the quality is so much nicer, but costs 50% more than from supermarket, and the two daughters and the boyfriends won't now be having a takeaway every Saturday night.

I foresee this may impact massively on the small independent businesses, more that than the giant multinationals who can absorb the additional costs.

I have actually written to my Utility supplier asking why when unit prices to purchase have gone up so much just below 30p for electricity, isn't it about time they looked at increasing the amounts we are paid for energy we export just over 3p a unit!

This item was edited on Saturday, 1st October 2022, 09:31

RE: Looking for new broadband - any deals?

I've looked at Jurassic Fibre, but again no standout deals!

RE: Does anyone wash their own windows?

First post is a link... call me cynical, but I can smell canned and cured pork meat!